Chris L. Thomas

Shareholder || Denver

Chris practices in the area of immigration law and compliance. He represents companies in developing global mobility policies, securing necessary work visas and permanent resident cards for employees, advising on immigration-related compliance issues, and defending companies in government audits and investigations.

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Chris has extensive experience in employment-based immigration law.  He advises and represents companies in the preparation of employment-based nonimmigrant petitions (e.g., B, E, H, L, O, P, R, and TN petitions), labor certification (PERM) applications, immigrant petitions (all preference categories), and adjustment of status and consular processing applications.

He represents companies undergoing immigration-related investigations, including allegations relating to visa fraud, worksite enforcement actions and allegations of labor exploitation, public access file reviews, SEVIS evaluations, onsite I-9 inspections and raids, and a variety of other government probes.  In addition, to prepare companies for the possibility of such government activity, he helps them in their efforts to conduct internal audits, remediate any discovered errors, and establish successful compliance programs.

He also represents companies in developing effective international mobility policies, helping them to secure appropriate work visas for outbound workers (e.g., transferring employees from a U.S. facility to work on a project in China, etc.) and assisting them in establishing compliance programs on a global basis.

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association

Community Service:

  • Chris took a three-year leave of absence (2019-2022) to participate in overseeing and directing the religious and humanitarian activities of a mission in Mexico City for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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